Government Old Car Buy Back Program
The VAVR program, also known as a car scrappage or old vehicle buy back program, provides monetary or other incentives to vehicle owners to voluntarily retire their older, more polluting vehicle. A primary goal of the VAVR program is to encourage a more timely removal of older, more polluting vehicles from California roadways to be replaced with newer, cleaner vehicles or alternative transportation options. More about this program
government old car buy back program
Qualified vehicles are available to be viewed and purchased by members of the public for a period of ten (10) days from the date of qualification into the program. After the ten (10) day period expires, the vehicles are dismantled. To inquire about currently available vehicles, please contact the four regional dismantlers:
The Antelope Valley Old Car Buy Back and Scrap Program will pay $1,000 for a qualified operating and registered 1999 or older vehicle. The Old Car Buy Back and Scrap Program is sponsored by the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District. This Voluntary Accelerated Vehicle Retirement (VAVR) Program is not operated by the State of California. Your participation is entirely voluntary. Incentives will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until the available funds are exhausted. The vehicle must be a 1999 or older passenger car or a light duty pickup truck that includes, but is not limited to, a pick-up truck, sports utility vehicle (SUV), or van up to 10,000 pounds gross vehicular weight rating. Please visit the program website for additional qualification requirements.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District provides incentives of up to $9,500 for low-income Bay Area residents to retire their qualified operating and registered 1996 or older vehicle and replace it with a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, Battery-Electric, or to get a Clipper Card for public transit. Applicants must have an annual household income less than or equal to 400 percent of the federal poverty level to be eligible. Visit the program website for more information about eligibility requirements.
The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) promotes clean vehicle adoption in California by offering rebates for the purchase or lease of new, eligible zero-emission vehicles, including electric, plug-in hybrid electric and fuel cell vehicles. Sponsored by the California Air Resources Board, the program is administered by the Center for Sustainable Energy. Visit the program website to view the eligibility requirements.
Be an individual, business*, nonprofit or government entity that is based in California or has a California-based affiliate at the time the rebated vehicle is purchased or leasedMeet income eligibility requirements at the time application is receivedSubmit a CVRP application prior to exhaustion of available rebate funds and within three months of the vehicle purchase or lease dateRebate amounts include:
Electric Vehicle (EV) owners under Colton Electric service territory are eligible to receive a $1,000 rebate. Customers enrolled in the low-income program are eligible to receive an increase rebate of $1,500. This program is only available for used electric vehicles that are registered to a residence serviced under Colton Electric Utility territory.
Funding from the DMV Grant Program is allocated to Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control District's Vehicle Voucher program, which offers financial incentive in the form of a voucher for the purchase of a new, eligible lower-emitting vehicle. Applications will be processed first-come first-served and vouchers will be issued accordingly. Voucher awards and associated new vehicle emission classification requirements are as follows:$3,000 for purchase of a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) with an EPA Smog Score of 10$2,000 for purchase of a Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) with an EPA Smog Score of 8 or 9
Lodi Electric offers a rebate of $1,000 to residential customers for the purchase of a new or used zero emission electric vehicle. View program website for eligibility requirements and incentive details.
The Mojave Desert Old Car Buy Back and Scrap Program will pay $1,000 for a qualified operating and registered vehicle 20 or more years old. The Old Car Buy Back and Scrap Program is sponsored by the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District. This Voluntary Accelerated Vehicle Retirement (VAVR) Program is not operated by the State of California. The program is currently contracted to be run by Environmental Engineering Studies, Inc. (EES).
The District is currently accepting applications for its Drive Clean! Rebate Program which provides rebates to Valley residents and businesses for the purchase or lease of new, clean-air vehicles. To be considered for a rebate, applicants must purchase or lease a vehicle from the eligible vehicle list. For more information about the program, please review the program guidelines and application. Rebate amounts include
Get money from the Valley Air District to replace your older, high-polluting vehicle with a newer vehicle or upgrade to a hybrid or electric vehicle. The program is limited to vehicle owners residing in the jurisdiction of the San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District who meet the income and vehicle requirements. Replacement vehicle options include:
The San Luis Obispo APCD old car buy back program will pay you $1,250 to voluntarily retire your 1997 or older car, pick-up truck or van. Motor vehicles produce more than half of the air pollution in San Luis Obispo County. Removing older, high-emitting vehicles from the roadways helps clean up the air.
Cars and trucks are a major source of smog pollution in Santa Barbara County, and older vehicles cause much more air pollution than newer ones. The Old Car Buy Back program is designed to take older vehicles off the road. A licensed auto dismantler will permanently destroy (i.e. crush) cars and trucks voluntarily retired under this program.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District is offering up to $9,500 to replace your older, high-polluting vehicle with a newer vehicle, upgrade to a hybrid or electric vehicle, or get vouchers for rideshares or public transit passes. The program is limited to vehicle owners residing in the jurisdiction of the South Coast Air Quality Management District who meet the income and vehicle requirements.
Southern California Edison's Pre-Owned EV Rebate Program offers customer a $1,000 rebate for the purchase or lease of an eligible used EV. Visit the program website for eligibility requirements and incentive details.
Turlock Irrigation District customers that are enrolled in the CARES program are eligible for a $700 rebate for the purchase of a qualifying new or used zero-emission Battery-Electric vehicle. The program is limited to 2 electric vehicle rebates per residential account.
Turlock Irrigation District is offering a $500 rebate to customers that purchase a qualifying new or used zero-emission Battery-Electric vehicle. The program is limited to 2 electric vehicle rebates per residential account.
Ventura County APCD old car buy back program will pay you $1,000 to voluntarily retire your 1997 or older car, pick-up truck, van, or SUV. Funding of this program is limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis until this year's grant funds are depleted.Motor vehicles produce more than half of the air pollution in Ventura County. Removing older, high-emitting vehicles from the roadways helps clean up the air. To qualify for the buy back program, vehicles must be operational and registered in Ventura County and additional eligibility requirements apply.
Anaheim Public Utilities is offering rebates to customers (both residential/domestic and business/non-domestic) who install Level 2 (240-Volt) plug-in Electric Vehicle (EV) Chargers. Under this program, Anaheim will reimburse customers for out-of-pocket expenses per EV charger, and the charging facility may be used for personal or business purposes without being made available to the public.
Up to $1,500 per any Level 2 EV charger for customers NOT participating in one of the Utilities networked Time of Use (TOU) programs or EV Rate programsUp to $3,000 per networked charger and the customer must also sign up for any available time-based rate, as applicable
Electric vehicle drivers who install Level 2 (240-volt) plug-in chargers at their residence in the service territory of Colton Electric Department are eligible for a rebate of up to $500. The incentive offer is on a first-come, first served basis and is effective until funding is expended or the program is discontinued. Maximum of one EV charger rebate per household.
Imperial Irrigation District offers a $500 rebate for customers who purchase and install a Level (240-volt) plug-in electric vehicle charger. View program website for eligibility requirements and incentive details.
Lodi Electric offers a rebate to residential customers for the purchase and installation of a new, qualifying Level 2 (240-volt) electric vehicle charging station. Applications must be postmarked no later than 180 days after the purchase of the Level 2 charger. This program has a limited budget. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, until funds are depleted.
Electric vehicle drivers who install a Level 2 (240-Volt AC) plug-in charger at their residence in the service territory of Riverside Public Utilities, on or after July 1, 2021, are eligible for up to a $500 rebate. View program website for eligibility requirements and incentive details.
Customers of Roseville Electric who install a Level 2 (240-Volt AC) plug-in charger at their residence are eligible for a $500 rebate. The qualified charger must be installed at and the current vehicle registration must be at a residential dwelling unit receiving electricity from Roseville Electric Utility, with a current electric service account. View program website for eligibility requirements and incentive details. 041b061a72